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Harvard Moves Forward in CS50 Trademark Application

The letters “TM” could eventually adorn the T-shirts and posters seen around campus for Harvard’s flagship undergraduate computer science course.

Student Groups

CS50 at Yale Hits Sophomore Slump

​Harvard’s Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I” saw a significant drop in enrollment at Yale University as it kicks off its second year. In the meantime, the course staff have been busy making changes to the course’s curriculum, staff, and lecture structure.

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CS50 Expands Office Hour Locations to HSA

Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I,” the College’s extremely popular and notoriously carnival-like introductory computer science course, will use part of the fourth floor of the Harvard Student Agencies building to hold additional office hours during the fall semester.

Course Enrollment Graph Fall 2016
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Ec. Surpasses Computer Science in College’s Fall Enrollment

In the battle for Harvard undergraduates, enrollment numbers from this semester may show Wall Street still has clout over Silicon Valley.

CS50 Lecture
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CS50 Moves Away from Traditional Lectures, Toward Virtual Reality

Students enrolled in CS50 this fall will only be asked to attend two lectures in person, among other changes announced for the popular course.

Computer Science

CS50 Looks Ahead to Second Year at Yale

​After an inaugural year that featured impressive enrollment numbers and an unprecedented undergraduate teaching program, the staff of CS50, Harvard’s flagship introductory computer science course, is gearing up for its second year at Yale.

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling
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Breaking the Silicon Ceiling

Margo I. Seltzer, computer science professor, speaks about the gender gap in computer science at the event "Breaking the Silicon Ceiling" Friday. The event was held by the Women in Computer Science Advocacy Council as a launch for their online portal containing data and resources.

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling
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Data Reveals Gender Gap in Computer Science at Harvard

Sixty-seven percent of women in computer science courses this year said they had one or fewer years of programming experience before arriving at Harvard, compared to only 41 percent of men, according to data collected by the student group Women in Computer Science

Student Jobs

GE's Move to Boston May Mean Opportunity for Students

​Harvard faculty members praised General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters to Boston as an opportunity for increased collaboration between the corporation and students.

Computer Science

Professors Ask Computers to Catch Cheating

Professors are more widely employing algorithms, from decades-old codes to ones created by instructors, as an automated means to detect plagiarism in student assignments.

Intro Courses STEM
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Covering Ground: Barriers and Entries to STEM at Harvard

Introductory courses act as both gateways and barriers into Harvard’s STEM-based concentrations, as low-level courses increasingly are tasked with catching students up to their peers.

Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Fellow’s Research Makes Hard Choices Easy

Research into computer organizational programs could make decision-making easier despite an increasing availability of big data, according to a presentation on Wednesday from Radcliffe fellow Shivani Agarwal.

WECode Conference
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WECode Conference

Pooja Sankar, founder and CEO of Piazza, speaks to attendees of the WECode Conference in Northwest Labs on Saturday. WECode is the largest student-ran Women in Computer Science conference held each year.

WECode Conference
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WECode Conference

Attendees of the WECode Conference meet with professional mentors over lunch in Northwest Labs on Saturday. WECode attracted several professionals related to the tech industry, including keynote speakers from Piazza and Pinterest.

The Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival Performing Arts Showcase: “A Night of Tributes”
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